Arizona Trailblazers Hiking Club
Sandy’s Canyon Day Hike
when Trip Report : May 16, 2020
  Trip Report : August 25, 2018
  Trip Report : July 8, 2017
  Trip Report : August 23, 2014
  Trip Report : June 25, 2011
  Trip Report : September 16, 2010
where Flagstaff
the hike     The trail leads us along the rim of Sandy’s Canyon with great views of a large lava field with Mount Elden in the distance. We proceed down into Sandy’s Canyon and join the Arizona Trail. As we approach the entrance to Walnut Canyon we bear left on the Arizona Trail and climb up (on trail) to the Fisher Point overlook and then return.
    At this point we decide if we proceed toward Walnut Canyon to the main cave or return to the trailhead. A lot depends upon the weather. It could be hot or it could be stormy.
distance 8 miles
EC +-800' elevation change
elevations 6837' (canyon rim) to 6580' (Walnut Creek)
time 5-6 hours
rating "C"     Rate yourself as a hiker.
on trail 100% — Sandy’s Canyon Trail, Arizona Trail passage #31
dogs? no
type round trip
starting at
Sandy’s Canyon Trailhead 35° 7.710' N,  111° 36.110' W  [NAD27]
cost The club also allows voluntary contributions of $5 per non-member.
weather Flagstaff
meet in
If you are meeting us in Flagstaff, be at the Circle K, 3350 Lake Mary Rd. at I-17, by 8:30. See map.
•  Go north on I-17 about 124 miles and take exit 339 for Lake Mary Road.
The Circle K is on the north side of the road. Stop here for others to join the caravan.
Travel 5.1 miles southeast on Lake Mary Road to the left turn for Sandy’s Canyon Trailhead. The trailhead is at the end of the road to the right.

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